Lot Fourteen is Australia’s first creation and innovation neighbourhood.

Located in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD, the seven-hectare hub brings together the best start-ups, corporations, mentors, researchers and investors in defence, space, artificial intelligence cyber security and creative industries.

It is home to the Australian Space Agency, Mission Control Centre, Australian Space Discovery Centre and SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre; the biggest space industry research and development collaboration in Australia’s history.

Australian Space Agency

The Australian Government established the Australian Space Agency on 1 July 2018, following a $300 million investment in Australian civil space as part of the 2018-19 Budget.

The Australian Space Agency is responsible for the whole-of-government coordination of civil space matters. The Agency will transform and grow a globally respected space industry that can inspire all Australians through seven National Civil Space Priorities – position, navigation and timing; earth observation; communication technologies services, leapfrog R&D, space situational awareness, robotics and automation, and access to space.

Through the Agency, Australia aims to significantly grow its market segment from 10,000 jobs and a market size of $3.9 billion to up to another 20,000 jobs and $12 billion by 2030.

Mission Control Facility

The Mission Control Centre, to be co-located with the Australian Space Agency at Lot Fourteen, will be a focal point for space missions in Australia.

The Centre, which is being developed by Australian company Saber Astronautics, will provide the facilities for space start-ups, companies and researchers to control small satellite missions, enabling real-time control and testing and the accelerated development of Australian satellite technology. The Centre will also support Australia’s emerging space start-up industry and accelerate growth in the nation’s space sector.

Space Discovery Centre

The Space Discovery Centre will provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, engagement and inspiration for young Australians.

The Centre will be run by National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon and will offer visitors a chance to learn about mission control functions, as well as host activities such as mission simulation and training for tertiary education. The Centre will be Questacon’s first permanent exhibition outside Canberra.

Australian Institute of Machine Learning

Established in early 2018, the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute of Machine Learning (AIML) is the first Australian institute dedicated to research in machine learning.

Machine learning underpins the business models of the largest corporations and has the potential to deliver massive, social, economic and environmental benefits. AIML’s world-class research strengths lie in machine learning and the methods that support this; artificial intelligence, computer vision and deep learning.